Treago Castle

Has been described as a Certain Fortified Manor House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameTreago Castle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishSt Weonards

Square fortified house which was formerly moated. Treago castle is said to have been extant in the reign of Edward II, but, though some of the walls may be of this age, the building itself presents no definite evidence of any work earlier than C15-C16. Interior alterations were made in C17 and in 1840 it was further modernised. (PastScape)

The manor of Treago has been held by the Mynors family since the early fourteenth century but, like Croft Castle Treago is bereft of documentation relating to its construction. The plain and four-centred arches are indicative of late medieval work as is the hammer-beam roof above the hall. More precisely, the outer walls reveal a considerable number of masons' marks and they are repeated on internal stonework where this has been revealed, as in the south cellar and the north-east bedroom. Identical marks occur on the walls of the Fountain Court lodgings at Raglan Castle built by William Herbert, earl of Pembroke, between 1461 and 1469, so that a similar date during the early years of Edward IV's reign is likely for the rebuilding of Treago. (Emery)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSO490239
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